Six years ago, I tried my first roasted chestnut. I was living in Germany, and throughout December you could buy paper cones full of hot roasted chestnuts at the Christmas market. Well, markets, you know I didn’t go to just one.
Unless you live on the East Coast, or in Europe, you are probably not going to be able to buy them hot and fresh on the street—it’s not like you need to keep your hands from freezing inside your gloves after a 15-minute bicycle ride in California, right? Or at least not traditionally, so how about just buy some whole chestnuts and roast them at home; they smell so good, and they’re good for you, and right, also they’re tasty, very tasty. Here’s a recipe!
[photo by olgucz]
Violet Bake Shoppe bakesale presale! »
Violet Sweet Shoppe won’t be at our bakesales next weekend (COME) but she’ll be at the Hemlock Tavern today, June 22nd, selling her (delicious) wares! Cinnamon roll cookies with vanilla icing; spice cake with creamy cinnamon frosting; and THE MOST AMAZING ginger cookie things with a lemony cream filling! They ARE SO VERY VERY DELICIOUS. You must eat all of them.
Crystal of Violet Sweet Shoppe will be at the Hemlock Tavern from 5-8 p.m. today. There is a $5 show at 6 p.m., and the bar is serving vegan white Russians. The Hemlock Tavern is at 1131 Polk St., between Post and Sutter.